Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition


Name of initiative Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
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Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat The World Bank Group

1818 H St NW Washington, DC 20433

Organisational structure The CPLC his governed by a 9-member Steering Committee composed of government, business and strategic partners, and sets of co-chairs for each of the Coalition’s 4 Working Groups. CPLC’s High-Level Assembly is currently co-chaired by Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, and Feike Sijbesma, CEO of Royal DSM.
Geographical coverage Global
Functions of Initiative Political dialogue, Technical dialogue
Main activities Knowledge dissemination and exchange
Side activities
Name of lead organisation The World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description "Launched in 2015 at COP21 in Paris, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), is a voluntary partnership of national and sub-national governments, businesses, and civil society organizations that agree to expand the use of effective carbon pricing policies that can maintain competitiveness, create jobs, encourage innovation, and deliver meaningful emissions reductions."
Goals "CPLC is a voluntary partnership of national and sub-national governments, businesses, and civil society organizations that agree to advance the carbon pricing agenda by working with each other towards the long-term objective of a carbon price applied throughout the global economy by:

• Strengthening carbon pricing policies to redirect investment commensurate with the scale of the climate challenge

• Bringing forward and strengthen the implementation of existing carbon pricing policies to better manage investment risks and opportunities

• Enhancing cooperation to share information, expertise, and lessons learnt on developing and implementing carbon pricing programs through various “readiness” platforms"

Activities "CPLC aspires to catalyze action towards the successful implementation of carbon pricing around the world by collecting the evidence base, benefiting from experience around the world in designing and using carbon pricing, and using this input to help inform successful carbon pricing policy development and use of carbon pricing in businesses.

CPLC aims to deepen understanding of the business and economic case for carbon pricing by developing pathways companies, investors and governments can use to illustrate plausible scenarios under a variety of carbon pricing policies and timelines. Finally, the coalition works to facilitate government and business leadership dialogues that identify and address the most pressing carbon pricing issues in order to advance the carbon pricing agenda."

Monitoring and Impacts

Short and long-time objectives The long-term vision of CLPC is to see that carbon pricing is implemented on a global scale and with rising ambition sufficient to help meet the Paris Agreement temperature goals. CPLC aims to support the vision statement of the World Bank and IMF-convened Carbon Pricing Panel, composed of the leaders of Germany, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Ethiopia, France, California and Rio de Janeiro. The vision statement calls on the world to expand carbon pricing to cover 25 percent of global emissions by – and to achieve 50 percent coverage within the next decade. It outlines three ways to achieve this vision: by increasing the number of governments putting a price on carbon, deepening existing carbon pricing programs, and promoting global cooperation.
Roadmap and work plan CPLC’s workplan is structured around 4 pillars, each with a corresponding Working Group:

• WG 1: Fostering Government Leadership

• WG 2: Building and Sharing the Evidence Base

• WG 3: Mobilizing Business Support

• WG 4: Communications Network

How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Progress that has been made by your initiative CPLC held its second annual high level assembly in April 2017, highlighting and building global momentum on carbon pricing and formalizing the Coalition work plan. The CPLC has also convened leadership dialogue events on carbon pricing in Chile, Columbia, India, France and South Africa since COP21. The Coalition has brought on dozens of new partners since its launch at COP21, including the governments of Finland, UK, Columbia, Cote d’Ivoire and Japan; and a growing number of companies from Canada, India, Brazil and Chile.
Tracking adaptation progress (quantitative)
Tracking mitigation progress (quantitative) • Number of CPLC Partners

• Number and CPLC dialogues and knowledge exchange forums organized and executed

• Number of website hits/downloads

• Number of briefs, reports, synthesis and other knowledge products generated

Tracking finance progress(quantitative)
Available reporting
One or two success stories achieved
How to join your initiative


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Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 20 October 2017 21:22:26

Not only have national states as participators